Norman Maclean

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Norman Maclean

American author and scholar noted for his books A River Runs Through It and Other Stories and Young Men and Fire add

Category: Literature

Born in 1902.

Countries: United States (57%), Iowa (21%), Montana (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Montana, Robert Redford, University of Chicago Press

Linked to: Dartmouth College, University of Chicago, Institute on Military Studies, University of Chicago Press




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Norman Maclean was born in 1902 add something


Born in Clarinda, Iowa, on December 23, 1902, Maclean was the son of Clara Evelyn and the Reverend John Norman Maclean , a Presbyterian minister, who managed much of the education of the young Norman and his brother Paul Davidson until 1913 add something


After Clarinda, Iowa, the family relocated to Missoula, Montana in 1909 add something


He began graduate studies in English at the University of Chicago in 1928 add something


On September 24, 1931 Maclean married Jessie Burns , a red-headed Scots-Irish woman from Wolf Creek, Montana add something


In 1940, Maclean earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago where during World War II he declined a commission in Naval intelligence to serve as Dean of Students add something


"Young Men and Fire," a non-fiction account of the tragic 1949 Mann Gulch forest fire, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992 add something


After his retirement in 1973, he began, as his children Jean and John had often encouraged him, to write down the stories he liked to tell add something


His most acclaimed story, "A River Runs Through It and Other Stories" was published in 1976, the first work of original fiction published by the University of Chicago Press add something


This title was nominated by a selection committee to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Letters in 1977, but the full committee ignored the nomination and did not award a Pulitzer in that category for the year add something

Norman Maclean died in 1990 add something


Norman Maclean died on August 2, 1990, in Chicago, at the age of 87 of natural causes add something


During 1991, a renovated church retirement home was turned into Maclean House, a dorm for undergrad students at the University of Chicago add something


"A River Runs Through It" was adapted into a motion picture directed by Robert Redford and released by Columbia Pictures starring Craig Sheffer as Maclean, Brad Pitt, and Tom Skerritt in 1992 add something


University of Chicago Press - In 1992, Norman Maclean's books, "A River Runs Through It" and "Young Men and Fire" were national best sellers and "A River Runs Through It" was made into a film directed by and starring Robert Redford


All of Maclean's works remain in print, and The University of Chicago Press published a new volume, "The Norman Maclean Reader", a compendium of unpublished as well as published materials, in Fall 2008 add something


Maclean Hall closed after the 2015-2016 academic year and was subsequently sold to be turned into apartments add something